Samantha Andrews

I use a few different tools to keep me organized and productive as I work on creative projects. Below are some that I recommend.

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links and if you use them I get a small commission (at no extra cost to you).

Have a tool or product you think I should know about? Send me an email at samanthaspaghetti@gmail.com or tweet me @samspaghettiii.

Project management, organization, and business stuff #

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Notion #

Free to start! $4/month for Personal

I use Notion for brainstorming, note-taking, and dumping all sorts of inspirational content I find across the web. It’s like a beautifully-designed database for your life.

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Teux Deux #

$2/month paid yearly

This is a simple to-do app created by Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka Swiss Miss. I love that TeuxDeux allows me to see my full week laid out, with space for additional lists at the bottom (It’s where I put my bucket list!).

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Google Photos #

Free!

When iCloud Photo Storage got too complicated (there were so many backups!?) I switched to Google Photos. It’s free and easy to create and share photo albums.

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Google Drive #

Free to start! $2/month for 100 GB storage

I use Google Drive for all of my cloud storage. It's nice to have everything in one place across devices.

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Dashlane Password Manager #

Free to start! $4.99/month for Premium

Do you use a password manager? If you don’t, you definitely should! I like Dashlane Premium because it allows me to manage unlimited passwords on unlimited devices, plus Dark Web Monitoring and secure VPN.

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Buttondown Email #

Free for your first thousand customers! $5/thousand subscribers per month after that

When Mailchimp became a chore to use, I switched to Buttondown, a small, elegant tool for producing newsletters.

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Netlify Web Hosting #

Free to start!

I build and host this website with Netlify. It's fast, easy, and free to get started. I love the flexibility that Netflix provides.

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Eleventy Static Website Generator #

Free!

If you're a developer, I highly recommend trying Eleventy for your next static site. It's not as opinionated as Gatsby which I find refreshing.


Learning #

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Creative Live #

When I want to learn something new, Creative Live is the first place I look. Their online courses are professional, beautifully curated, and easy to follow. I highly recommend A Brand Called You by Debbie Millman.

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Libby #

Free with a libary card!

Stop paying so much for books when you can read them (or listen to them!) for free on your phone.